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Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe ... and How You Can

Michael Booth · Natl Book Network
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Americans are afraid of their food. And for good reason. In 2011, the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in a century delivered killer listeria bacteria on innocuous cantaloupe never before suspected of carrying that pathogen. Nearly 50 million Americans will get food poisoning this...
Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots

Bryce T. Bauer · Chicago Review Press
Format: Print book

During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa—population just 428—were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant,...
The art of rivalry : four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art

Sebastian Smee · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists - Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon - whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart...
Born a Crime

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * Newsday...
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 14th Edition

John J Connolly · Castle Connolly Medical Ltd; 14th edition
Format: Print book

America's Top Doctors® is the national guide that identifies more than 6,700 top specialists throughout the U.S. in more than 65 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,700 diseases and medical conditions. These outstanding doctors represent...
The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Harold Schechter · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

2015 Edgar Award Nominee Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: "SKYSCRAPER SLAYER," "BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB" read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly...
How Democracies Die

Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For readers of On Tyranny and Why Nations Fail, a bracing look at the demise of liberal democracies around the world - and a roadmap for rescuing our own. Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard...
Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television's Most Influential News Broadcast

JEFF FAGER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A history of 60 Minutes - the iconic American TV news broadcast - going behind the scenes of the most famous breakthrough stories of its remarkable fifty-year run to reveal the secrets of the program's success.Fifty Years of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from...
The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life

ANYA KAMENETZ · PublicAffairs
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Blending scholarly evidence and the experiences of numerous families, The Art of Screen Time is a well-researched and reassuring guide to raising kids in a world where technology is everywhere." -danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked TeensFinally...
Ghost songs : a memoir

Regina McBride · Tin House Books
Pages: 350
Format: Print book

A searingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir about a girl who begins to see her parents' ghosts after their tragic deaths.Eighteen-year-old Regina McBride is haunted by the ghosts of her parents. Her father visits her -- he is desperate, but she doesn't know how to help him. Her mother is a quiet...
To America with Love

A.A. Gill · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

IN TO AMERICA WITH LOVE, celebrated British provocateur and Vanity Fair colum­nist A. A. Gill traverses the Atlantic to become the freshest chronicler of American identity in recent memory. With a fiery temper, a sharp-tongued wit, and an insatiable curiosity to figure out what makes...
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

Joshua Hammer · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger...
The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

Meryl Gordon · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette...
The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World

Greg King · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War IIn the summer of 1914, three great empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished...
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Tom Kizzia · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy...